Photo of the Day: January 11, 2018

We have a double-shot for today’s “Photo of the Day”. Our Jazz Nights at the museum are BYOB. I thought it would be nice to bring along a little Woodford Reserve. A few of us promptly killed what was left before moving on to the star of the show: Wild Turkey bourbon out of a…

Travel Guide MD: The Globe (Berlin)

The Globe is an old theater built in the 1900’s. It has been renovated but not to the point where you do not know its former use. After all, the dining area is broken up into two spaces: the downstairs where the seats used to be and the actual stage which you have to walk…

Photo of the Day: November 19, 2017

My friend Walter and I (who I semi-profiled here) hanging out at the Strauss Mansion Museum during our monthly Jazz concert series. He’s drinking his usual white wine while I have Buffalo Trace bourbon and Pepsi 1893 cola. September 2017.

Restaurant Reviews: Meemom’s (Middletown, NJ)

There was a cheesesteak staring at me on the menu with ingredients such as Guinness-soaked onions, hot cherry peppers, and two kinds of cheese that had my mouth-watering. Then a near-full page of French Toast beckoned. After our friendly and super-knowledgeable waitress explained the menu and noted how Meemom’s is known for their French Toast,…

Photo of the Day: August 29, 2017

A 1969 J.W Dant bourbon decanter picturing the battle of the Alamo from 1836. I’ve had a lifelong fascination and interest in the battle, so when I saw this in an antique shop in Keyport, New Jersey, I had to have it. Whatever the cost. Surprisingly enough, the cork was perfectly intact, meaning this becomes…

Product Review: Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee Whiskey

I’m not a fan of flavored whiskeys (or whiskey liqueurs as I like to call them). I do not keep any on my bar. That changed with the addition of Cask & Crew walnut toffee flavored whiskey. Will bought me a bottle as a random gift under advice from his friend Noelle (she’s two for…

Travel Guide CT: Maggie McFly’s (Glastonbury)

When you walk in, you are immediately met with a dessert-making station. Cakes and ice cream are sourced from local bakeries and dairy producers. As you wait, you stare at the display case. We grabbed a menu to browse. We knew very shortly after that we were skipping over an appetizer to save room for…

Travel Guide PA: Booze Notes on this Current Trip

Years ago, my friend Jeff said the only two things more expensive in Pennsylvania are gas and alcohol. So far, he’s been right. I always visit the liquor stores just to see if they have anything I cannot find in New Jersey, but more often than not, I walk out empty-handed. For example, Johnnie Walker…

Another History of Liquor Lecture

On March 2nd, I will be givingĀ a lecture on the history of liquor at Brookdale Community College for the third time. To my happiness, it has been very well received so far, even calls for a sequel. I try to cover as much as I can. Such an extensive topic can not be condensed into…

Travel Guide PA: King of Prussia and the Surrounding Area

King of Prussia is one of those places I have driven past my entire life en route to Lancaster. I knew there was a mall—a big mall—but that was about it. A day-trip this weekend turned into a one night’s stay, so here are some quick hits for the Travel Guide.